Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country

National News

Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...

Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover

To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, they’re considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...

Watering Cans With a Flair

Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...

Growing Fragrant Orchids

Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...

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In the Garden


Stop and Smell the Garden!

When I stick my nose in a flower, I expect it to smell. When it doesn't, I feel cheated. A camellia is a perfect example of a magnificent bloom that has absolutely no fragrance at all. I have tried so hard to find the scent in a camellia that I think...
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Bay Area Gardening Bay Area Gardening; Practical Essays by Master Gardeners , edited by Barbara Euser (Travelers'...

Tool or Gardening Product

SunDay Afternoons Hat My very favorite outdoor hat just blew away! It was lying on the dock last time I saw it. It must...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Sweet Peas
  • Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Clean Up the Garden
  • Feed the Birds
  • Renovate Lawns

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